India vs Australia 5th ODI Live Streaming on Star Sports in India

India vs Australia 5th ODI 

Just when the series was getting interesting, rain God spoiled the party at Ranchi. Let us get back to business. India vs Australia 5th ODI will be held at Cuttack. If someone must have keenly followed all the recent ODI series played between India and Australia in India, one thing was common - Rain! It played a spoil sport almost every time in recent years when Australia toured India for an ODI series. Anyway that is something out of our control. Some gloomy news for cricket fans is that good amount of rain is forecasted for the Cuttack ODI. Water logging has already been a problem out there in the stadium. The good news is that cricket fans are still trying hard to get tickets for this match. If you don't get a ticket you still have India vs Australia live streaming online on Star Sports website in India. One can always enjoy India vs Australia live TV telecast on channels in India like Star Cricket and Star Sports.

Just a quick recap of the 4th ODI which was abondend due to rain. Due to rain forecast Dhoni won the toss and elected to field first. Ishant Sharma and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar were replaced by Shami and Unadkat. Shami gave India a flying start as he clinched three wickets to remove Finch, Hughes and Watson. it was again the Australian skipper Bailey who came to the rescue. He scored a magnificent 98 off 94 balls. Maxwell played a brilliant innings of 92 off just 77 balls. It was solely because of these two, Australia managed to score 295 runs at the end of 50 overs. 

In reply, India had a good start as they scored 27 runs off 4.1 overs. But it started raining cats and dogs out there in Ranchi, following which we never had a full match. Some 150 odd runs in 20 overs could have been a tough contest if we could have had the minimum second innings quota bowled for the result.

Shifting the impetus to the fifth ODI, Cuttack will host the match. Orissa and other southern areas of India have already faced the wrath of a cyclone recently and hence there is still a lot of rain out there. The Barabati stadium has held a lot of International cricket matches. The first ever ODI was played here in 1982 between India and England. The last ODI was played here in November 2011 between India and West Indies. A disappointing thing for this stadium is that the last test match held here was way back in 1995!

India is already down 1-2 in this seven match series where one match ended in no result. If we assume another match ends with no result, India will have to win the remaining two match if they have to win the series. One more win for Australia after another wash out at Cuttack can give them the series. The world champs would hate to lose at home so we may see a big bounce back from the India team. At the same time Australian team still remains the team to beat! Enjoy cricket and pray that rain doesn't play a spoil sport again.

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